It’s not hard to imagine a better life when you have something as vastly different as an elevator seat on a wheelchair. When you are a full-time wheelchair user, having this function can completely change your world. It’s like having a Flintstones car and then having a car with a motor. The elevator seat is […]
Entries by Tiffiny Carlson
Not many people in the world respect the bed. I know I certainly was one of these people not so long ago, even as someone living with paralysis. When you’re paralyzed at my level, you’re really only concerned about one big bed detail – does the bed have an adjustable base? But there are a […]
You expect the healthcare industry to be full of open minded non-ignorant people, but you’d be surprised how many of these people exist in this world. I found this out pretty quickly when I became a quadriplegic, especially when dealing with the oh-so-delicate female department.
If you’ve been following the my blog, you know that last week I started a short diet called the military diet in an effort to lose 10 pounds. It’s an interesting diet as you can read about in my previous blog, and I am here to report that it was an interesting week as well.
Everyone seems to be trying to lose weight these days, and that includes yours truly, the average wheelchair-using 30-something lady. Even though I’m not obese, I’ve noticed a bit of softness creeping up on my body as I’ve progressed through my thirties, including a roll on my stomach, and I’m not very happy with this. […]
I’ve noticed a lot of weird things happen when you go through a life changing accident, and I’m not talking about the physical side of things (in this case a spinal cord injury). I’m talking about the way the mind wraps itself around such a thing. As the years pile on of living with quadriplegia, […]
The human body is a marvel. Somehow it ended up with the ability to cool itself via sweat, but when you have a spinal cord injury this ability is turned off. Many are shocked to hear this, but when you have a spinal cord injury, you really can no longer sweat. Not surprisingly, this can […]
Body positive messaging is more popular than ever, and it’s about time. For too long wheelchair-users have only felt like they were less than. It’s not easy rolling around this world looking up. As a wheelchair-user for many many years, I know that maintaining a decent self esteem is difficult.
When you’re paralyzed, hating your feet is usually something that comes along for the ride. Maybe it’s because they don’t listen to your brain waves anymore, or maybe it’s because they get puffed up and never fit in shoes right. Or maybe it’s because they’re a targeted fetish of weirdos on the internet. Sigh. Whatever […]
There comes a time in everybody’s life when you decide whether not you should have a child, or as my snarky friends like to call it, breed. And as a woman in her late thirties, this is especially true. You think, “Should I try to have a baby before it’s too late?” But then you […]